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PTMBA Program

The PTMBA Program is comprised of 52 units which include 36 units of core courses and 16 units of electives. 


Curriculum Worksheets

All Start Terms for West LA. Fall and Spring Terms for Irvine and Calabasas. Effective Fall 2023.

PTMBA Curriculum (Fall 2023 and Beyond) 


West LA Summer 2023 Start ONLY

PTMBA Curriculum (WLA Graduate Campus)


Irvine and Calabasas Summer Starts (SU '23 and Beyond)

PTMBA Curriculum (Irvine & Calabasas Graduate Campus)



Students must complete 12 units from an emphasis of choice to declare a concentration. Outlined below are the concentrations and corresponding campus locations.

Regional Campus
Business Analytics WLA
Digital Innovation & Information Systems  WLA
Entrepreneurship WLA
Finance CAL, IGC, WLA
General Management CAL, IGC, WLA
Leadership and Managing Organizational Change CAL, IGC
Marketing WLA

CAL: Calabasas    IGC: Irvine     WLA: West Los Angeles


Program Information

Through the duration of a graduate program, a minimum overall grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 is required to maintain satisfactory academic standing. Student academic performance is monitored by the Program Office at the end of each term, and students falling below the 3.0 CGPA minimum are subject to Academic Monitoring. Graduate students that fall below a 2.7 CGPA will be placed on SAP Warning. Students will be notified in writing of the change in status and potential adjustments to the academic success plan. Students who fail to regain good standing within the time frame specified in the SAP policy will be subject to dismissal from the Business School. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for more details.

A minimum of 2 units of global content coursework.

Courses that meet the global business requirement are designated within each concentration area. For more information about the specific courses that meet the global requirement, please refer to the concentration information in the PTMBA Curriculum worksheet.

Completion of all PTMBA coursework requirements, including:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Fulfillment of the Global Business Content Requirement.
  • Completion of 52 units of PTMBA coursework, including 16 elective units within a chosen concentration area

As a member institution of Beta Gamma Sigma International, Pepperdine selects the top 20% of graduate-level students to join the prestigious honor society. The GPA review takes place during the final trimester of enrollment, encompassing grades that have been officially posted on a student's record to date. Courses that are "in progress" at the time of the GPA review will not be considered for the purposes of determining the list of invitees to the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony.

Please click here for more information regarding the Beta Gamma Honor Society.

MBA Plus

You've earned your MBA, but are hungry for more. Update your skills and knowledge through MBA Plus – a  program that offers alumni the opportunity to take additional business classes in our Part-Time MBA program at a substantial discount. For more information, click here.


SEER Certificate

The Pepperdine Graziadio certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy allows students to complement their MBA degree with courses and activities that will empower them to be more mindful leaders and entrepreneurs. We're developing Best for the World Leaders through the SEER lens, encouraging our students to lead successful businesses with an ethical mindset. Visit the SEER site for more information.